Youth Summer Program

All information about the Youth Summer Scholars program can be found in this page, please read this page carefully. Información sobre el programa de verano se incluye en esta página. Por favor lea con atención todos los detalles.

Goal: To expose bilingual high school students to the medical field by offering meaningful opportunities to work with JHU School of Medicine faculty in clinical settings that serve Latino patients with limited-English proficiency. Read more about how we reach our goals in our blog.

The program hosts six outstanding high school students to experience the hospital environment. The year of 2016 the program hosted 6 news students, and 6 returning students who received a more in-depth experience in research. The program in 2016 is supported by Straus Foundation, Hirschhorn Foundation, Driskill Foundation, Youthworks, and faculty and staff at Johns Hopkins.


1. To develop an integral educational program involving institutional and professional values

  • Generated first draft of the core content for the program, reviewed by the committee
  • The program includes with activities with the Hopkins community

2. To integrate community and Hopkins institution

  • The summer program involves participants from the Baltimore School System that will promote the program among their institutions


  1. You must be enrolled in a public high school in Baltimore
  2. Age 14 to 17 (by the start of the program)
  3. You must be fluent in Spanish and English (will be assessed by written essays in
    application and by in person interview)

Application Process:

  1. Complete application form (available in the announcements from Dec. 11, noon EST, to Jan. 17th, 5pm EST) attaching the most recent transcripts, and two essays (English and Spanish)
  2. 2 recommendation forms (and letters) submitted by teachers at your school. Download recommendation 2018 Teacher Recommendation. Teachers must send recommendation form via email to by Jan. 17th, 2018.

Program details:

  • Duration: 5 weeks.
  • Dates: July 9th – August 10th.
  • Number of students: 6 new students (additional spots will open for former scholars).
  • Stipend: up to $1500 including lunch vouchers and MTA bus passes.
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Centro SOL Youth Summer Scholars Program application is open. Download the teacher’s recommendation 2018 Teacher Recommendation. Read the description on this page and click this link to fill out your application. NEW EXTENDED Deadline: January 17th, 2018, 5PM EST. (Application GuideFill out your application

Questions: Contact us at 410-550-1129


Other programs that are not the Centro SOL Summer Scholars program do not follow our selection process or criteria. Please visit each program’s website for more information.

2017.3 Baltimore City Youth Commission Application open. Youth are invited to led this group that advised leaders in the city about the most urgent needs for youth. To learn more and to apply click

2017.3 Youth As Resources (YAR): offers grants for youth-led projects of $500 to $3,500. Do you have a project in mind that you want to implement in your community? Click here to read more information and apply to this opportunity. You must attend a workshop on March 21 or March 25, 2017.

2016.12 Youthworks announcement/ Anuncio sobre Youthworks: applicants to the Centro SOL Summer Scholars program will be also selected from the Youthworks pool of applicants. Please read the announcement apply soon.

2017.2 The Esperanza Education Fund offers a scholarship for immigrants (born oustide the U.S. or with parents born abroad). Amount may be from $5,000 to $20,000. For info and application click  here.

2017.2 Featherstone Foundation offers a $2,000 scholarship to students from Hispanic/Latino Heritage who will start their first semester at University of Baltimore, undergraduates applying to transfer, or U.B college students. For info and application click here.

2017.2 Federal Student Aid: resources for students to find financial aid opportunities. Click here to learn more.

2017.1 Henry Hall Program at the Aquarium for high school students, an educational opportunity during the summer at the Baltimore National Aquarium. / Programa educacional para el verano en el Acuario de Baltimore. Click here

2017.1 Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers scholarships for high school seniors, community college transfer, undergraduate and graduate students. Click here to learn more and apply.

2017.1 MCH-LEARN accepts freshmen and sophomore undergraduates, and MCHC-RISEUP Program accepts juniors and seniors undergraduates. Click here to find out more about these programs offered by the Center for Diversity in Public Health at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.

2017.1 ASCEND is the training model to increase diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce offered at Morgan State University. Click here to find out  more about their program and applications.

2017.1 MELLFIN offers a scholarships for ESOL students in Maryland who are currently seniors in high school and have demonstrated a commitment to attend college. Click here to find more information about the scholarship and apply.

2017.1 HR College Peer Mentor Johns Hopkins Medicine is looking for college students interested in becoming peer mentors to work with youth programs. A peer mentor works part time (less than 20 hours per week) and receives a salary (download flyer). Click here to find out more and apply.

2017.1 Johns Hopkins Summer Jobs Program is an 8-week summer program for students ages 15 to 21 years old (download flyer). An information session will be held on January 16th, 4-6pm at the Southeast Anchor Library (3601 Eastern Ave), bring names and emails of two teachers for recommendations, name and contact info of parents, copy of most recent report card, resume. Click here  for information and to apply. For questions email



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